Community Support

Fighting Griffin instructors and students support our community whenever possible through club activities such as coat collection, toy drives and garage sales. Here is what some of these organisations have to say.



ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2014

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Hanshi Scott and Renshi Tammy Hogarth kicked off the Fighting Griffin participation in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. See their video here!

Link to Fighting Griffin Facebook page video link


Canadian Cancer Society Garage Sale 2013

Thanks to our generous students and parents, we did it again! On Saturday, September 28, Fighting Griffin held our second annual Garage Sale for Cancer Research. The weather was a little grey, but the rain held out for our student-donated spread of household items, clothing, toys and baby items, bikes, sports equipment, furniture and baked goods. Kyoshi manned the BBQ, and Renshi got some help with the till (see the picture below!). We raised over $1000 during the garage sale, and still have some items available on Kijiji. We outdid last year’s donation. Thanks again!






















Canadian Cancer Society Garage Sale 2012


In September 2012, Fighting Griffin held a fundraiser garage and bake sale for the Canadian Cancer Society. Our generous students and instructors donated all the items for sale. A great time was had by all, and the funds raised were directed to one of our favourite causes – the fight against pancreatic cancer.